Rachel Corrie was a thoroughly brainwashed, self-loathing American "peace" activist who foolishly got herself killed in 2003 in an encounter with an IDF bulldozer.
Over at NRO's The Corner, Mark Steyn has some fitting remarks:
In contrast to the general directions of Helen ("Go back to Germany and Poland") Thomas, the peace-lovers aboard the Mavi Marmara were more specific:
In response to a radio transmission by the Israeli Navy warning the Gaza flotilla that they are approaching a naval blockade, passengers of the Mavi Marmara respond, "Shut up, go back to Auschwitz" and "We're helping Arabs go against the US, don't forget 9/11".
Such amusing conversationalists.
These are not "humanitarian" "peace" "activists". These are, in any objective sense, a party to the conflict. They're not trying to bring "peace", they're trying to help their side win. That's their choice, and may the best man win, but the media collusion in presenting them as "humanitarian" "aid" workers is Orwellian - and all the more so in a world in which the Turkish Prime Minister accuses Israel of killing children on the beach and in which the doyenne of the White House press corps no longer recognizes Israel's "right to exist".
Now the Israeli navy is beseeching the MV Rachel Corrie (an Irish ship funded by the Malaysian government) to land in the port of Ashdod, where the authorities will deliver the (entirely unneeded) "humanitarian aid" to Gaza. The Rachel Corrie is flipping 'em the bird and saying "Gaza, here we come."
This ship is merely the latest memorial to Miss Corrie, a foolish young American killed while enjoying the frisson of vacationing in someone else's despair. There's never been a better time to read Tom Gross' piece on "The Forgotten Rachels":
If you can't be bothered to follow the link, I provide here two screenshots of Gross' article - just making it easier for ya:
Rest in peace, Rachel Thaler.
And Rachel Levi.
And Rachel Charhi.
And Rachel Levy.
And Rachel Gavish.
And Rachel Kol.
And Rachel Ben Abu.
And Rachel Shabo.
No ships will be named after you.
Oh yeah... now that we are at it, you might want to know that "Peace Ship" MV Rachel Corrie is partially funded, together with the rest of the Gaza flotilla, by a Malaysian NGO, the Perdana Global Peace Organisation.
Its chairman is former Malaysian PM Mahathir bin Mohamad.
Just a couple of months ago, in January to be exact, Mr. Mohamad revealed himself to be a truther:
In January 2010, Mahathir stated the September 11 attacks, conducted by Arab Muslim terrorists and coordinated by Osama bin Laden would have been "staged" by a US government conspiracy to justify attacking Muslims, a 9/11 conspiracy theory. He also said he was "more sensitive to the victims as I am saying this is done deliberately" and rejected comments that interpreted his statement as a publicity stunt. He added Jews "had always been a problem in European countries. They had to be confined to ghettoes and periodically massacred. But still they remained, they thrived and they held whole governments to ransom...Even after their massacre by the Nazis of Germany, they survived to continue to be a source of even greater problems for the world."
Back in the day, Mr. Mohamad's often made similar remarks. When Turkish president Erdogan recently foolishly accused Israel of "killing babies on the beaches", he was actually echoing his southeast Asian pal Mahathir, who in the wake of Operation Iraqi Freedom was quoted as saying:
"History should remember Blair and Bush as the killers of children or as the lying prime minister and president..."
Some nice peace activist huh? Maybe they should give him the Nobel Prize.